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  • Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics

    05/11/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Kyle Roerink
    The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor. The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right. This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues...
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT TEA PARTY ACTIVITY FOR U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES - NEVADA

    06/08/2010 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Syncro · 104 replies · 212+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 8, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com THE TRUTH ABOUT TEA PARTY ACTIVITY FOR U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES - NEVADA (LAS VEGAS) -- On Monday supporters of one of the U.S. Senate candidates asserted to members of the media that not "ALL" tea party activists are backing Sharron Angle in her bid for U.S. Senate in Nevada.  And they are correct, Angle merely has the support of the overwhelming majority of tea party activists in the state.The new Las Vegas Review Journal/Mason-Dixon poll queried the supporters of the U.S. Senate candidates about their involvement in the tea party movement.  The results reaffirm that Angle has...
  • Harry Reid Allies Predict Angle Victory

    06/07/2010 6:32:49 AM PDT · by csd · 20 replies · 52+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | June 5, 2010 | FreewillOffering
    The polling firm Research 2000 recently reported that Sharon Angle was the leading the GOP primary pack for US Senate. Results of this poll were quite similar to that of the Suffolk University Political Research Center Poll released on Thursday. Just as in Kentucky the Tea Party favored candidate is directly pitted against a Republican establishment candidate. Though the polls are currently favoring an Angle victory there is another clue to her winning odds-the mainstream media. Just a few days out from the primary the Mainstream Media is focusing negatively on Sharon Angle. They have already begun to paint her...
  • Why Sen. Harry Reid is pulling for a conservative Republican

    06/05/2010 4:23:15 PM PDT · by Fred · 47 replies · 1,937+ views
    LA Times ^ | 060510 | Kathleen Hennessey and Ashley Powers
    If Republican Sharron Angle wins her party's Senate primary Tuesday, it will be a victory for the soft-spoken perpetual candidate, Nevada's conservative diehards, the national "tea party" movement and underdogs everywhere. It will also be a huge win for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Democrat has been working for months — some might say years — to cast his own opponent in the against-all-odds drama that is his reelection campaign. With dismal approval ratings and an anti-incumbent political climate, Reid is so vulnerable that Washington insiders have been debating who the next majority leader might be. But Reid,...
  • Poll: Angle leads among GOP to face Reid

    06/03/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies · 875+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 3, 2010 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Poll: Angle leads among GOP to face Reid By Ralph Z. Hallow3:25 a.m., Thursday, June 3, 2010 EXCLUSIVE:Buoyed by endorsement from top conservatives, Sharron Angle has jumped into the lead among Republicans vying in Tuesday's primary for the right to face off against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this fall, according to a poll released Thursday.Endorsed by the Tea Party Express and the Club for Growth among others, Mrs. Angle, a former state assemblywoman with a conservative voting record, now leads former Nevada Republican Party Chairman Sue Lowden, according to David Paleologos, who conducted the poll for the Suffolk University...
  • Gore raises for Reid in Silicon Valley

    06/02/2010 6:09:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies · 359+ views
    Politico ^ | 060210 | Kim Hart
    Al Gore helped organize an event to raise money for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s re-election campaign. A swanky dinner will be held for Reid Friday with high-profile technology executives in Silicon Valley. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and Cisco chief executive John Chambers plan to attend, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.
  • PHOTOS: Sen. Reid Exercises with the First Lady

    06/02/2010 3:37:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 53 replies · 1,457+ views
    Fox News ^ | 060210 | Fox News
    Against the picturesque backdrop of the Red Rock Canyon, Reid and Obama also got moving, doing some exercises together. The Las Vegas Review-Journal described their light workout as this, “Standing side by side, the first lady and Reid puts their hands together as if in prayer and did a "mountain pose" with the children standing around them in a half circle and stretching, too.”
  • Mark Levin: Liberals Want to Run Against Principled Conservatives--Then They Lose

    05/31/2010 12:01:40 PM PDT · by Syncro · 6 replies · 585+ views
    Sharon Angle You Tube ^ | May 31, 2010 | sharronangle You Tube/TPX
    Conservative Radio Talk Show Host, Mark Levin, issued a clarion call to conservatives:  don't sell out conservative candidates for moderates who don't stand on principle.  He also points out that it is CONSERVATIVE candidates, and not appeasers or moderates, who win elections.This is one of the most inspiring messages for conservatives that has been made in the 2010 election cycle and is worth a few moments of your time to listen to - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.
  • EDITORIAL: A sop to Big Labor - Harry Reid

    06/01/2010 2:07:00 PM PDT · by Fred · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 053010 | Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial
    Now, with Democrats at risk of sustaining huge election losses in November, unions are ready to spend piles of cash to save as many incumbents as possible. The Hill reported this month that AFSCME and the SEIU have committed $94 million between them to bail out mortally wounded Democrats, including Sen. Reid. But first, they want a gesture of good faith in return. That's why Sen. Reid is in a rush to get this horrible legislation passed.
  • Controversial Tea Party Pick Remakes Race to Face Reid(TPX "basically told us to go to hell)

    05/31/2010 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Fred · 96 replies · 2,002+ views
    AOL News ^ | 053110 | Steve Friess
    snippet That meddling is about to get even more intense as the Tea Party Express buys two hours next week on the top-rated AM talk station in Las Vegas to promote and fund raise for Angle. The Tea Party Express "basically told us to go to hell," said Nevada tea party activist Debbie Landis of Reno, whose group, Action Is Brewing, has about 7,000 members on its e-mail list. "They told us, 'Listen, this is none of your business. This has nothing to do with Nevada, this is the Tea Party Express.' In my view, that's not how grassroots is...
  • Scientology + Politics = 'Do Not Want' [video] - Albuquerque pulls plug on Second Chance

    05/29/2010 11:35:51 AM PDT · by Fred · 3 replies · 286+ views
    ODIT/UNews ^ | 052910 | ODIT/UNews
    If Angle had done a little homework on the net, instead of getting all starry-eyed around Scientology's Hollywood spokesholes, she might have learned that neighboring New Mexico had already dealt with that style group, minus the promised results......
  • Danny Tarkanian says making bad loan for horse resort an aberration

    05/28/2010 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Fred · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 052810 | Michael Mishak
    It was 2007, and the Southwest was in the grips of speculative fever. The land frenzy was particularly acute in Las Vegas, where major casino companies were in the middle of ambitious expansions, feeding the demand for housing and driving prices skyward. Danny Tarkanian, now a leading Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was looking to share in the good times. With the development industry booming, a friend and partner in Tarkanian’s real estate firm approached him about an investment opportunity: Dignitary Downs, an “equestrian destination resort” in Anza, Calif., complete with a 200-room hotel, restaurant and jockey school, all on...
  • Sue Lowden struggles with casino business, soars in real estate

    05/28/2010 10:34:24 AM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 052810 | J. Patrick Coolican
    Sue Lowden has touted her career as a businesswoman on the campaign trail, mocking Sen. Harry Reid for having spent scant years in the private sector. The former state senator and Republican Party chairwoman, who hopes to be her party’s nominee against Reid, has been described by national political reporters as a wealthy casino owner worth $50 million or more. Her story — she came from nothing — is one of uplift and socioeconomic mobility. For Republican audiences fond of the free market, it’s an appealing message: A hardworking entrepreneur who has to meet payroll and so will keep intrusive...
  • The Anti-Beer Libertarian/If she wins Nevada’s GOP primary, Sharron Angle will be painted as a nut

    05/27/2010 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Fred · 33 replies · 810+ views
    NRO ^ | 052610 | Jim Geraghty
    By now it’s become a disturbingly familiar pattern for conservatives: A candidate who seems promising at first glance wins a Republican primary, and then suddenly the press — often fed by a Democratic rival’s opposition-research team — begins looking in-depth at every controversial and regrettable statement and act that candidate ever made. Just days after it’s too late to change the nominee, the choice of GOP primary voters appears to be an egregious mistake. The most recent, and perhaps most extreme, example of this phenomenon is Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul. Overnight, Paul changed from a soft-spoken, genially libertarian version...
  • Angle campaign working to quiet Scientology question

    05/26/2010 6:14:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 052610 | David McGrath Schwartz
    Carson City — Surging Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has had to defend her support of a prison program that her opponents linked to Scientology. Trying to head off that theme, Angle has eliminated from her campaign website mention of prominent members of the church, whom she worked with on other legislative efforts. Angle has removed the claim that she, along with actresses Kelly Preston and Jenna Elfman, approached Sen. John Ensign to sponsor legislation prohibiting school employees from requiring students to take psychotropic drugs, such as anti-depressants. Preston and Elfman are high-profile members of the Church of Scientology, which...
  • Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The....

    05/24/2010 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 917+ views
    Obama's Nominee to Run Medicare: 'The Decision is Not Whether or Not We Will Ration Care--The Decision is Whether We Will Ration Care With Our Eyes Open' Monday, May 24, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Medicare, is a strong supporter of the government-run health care system in Britain, who said in a 2009 interview about Comparative Effectiveness Research: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care--the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” The $787 billion...
  • Unemployment falls in 34 states, rose in six (NV,FL,MO, NH,OH,IL)

    05/24/2010 3:42:42 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies · 511+ views
    The Hill ^ | 052410 | Emily Goodin
    Several states with competitive Senate races saw their unemployment numbers drop in April, but that trend was bucked by Nevada, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) faces low approval numbers and is a top target for Republicans. Unemployment in Reid’s state, one of the hardest hit by the housing crisis, jumped from 13.4 percent in March. The state had 40,000 fewer jobs in April 2010 compared to April 2009, according to statistics released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Harry Reid angles for tea party foe in Nevada

    05/24/2010 4:49:14 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 13 replies · 859+ views
    Politico ^ | 05/24/2010 | Manu Raju
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has knocked down his leading Republican challenger, paving the way for a potential fall fight with a tea party favorite who may be easier to beat. Reid’s unceasing attacks on his biggest-name challenger — former Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Lowden — have dragged her down into a tight three-way race with lawyer Danny Tarkanian and former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who has won the endorsement of the Tea Party Express. A Democratic-funded poll released last week showed Angle edging out Lowden, with Tarkanian in third place. It was the first time in months that...
  • Harry Reid angles for tea party foe in Nevada

    05/24/2010 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies · 719+ views
    Politico ^ | 052410 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & MANU RAJU
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has knocked down his leading Republican challenger, paving the way for a potential fall fight with a tea party favorite who may be easier to beat. Reid’s unceasing attacks on his biggest-name challenger — former Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Lowden — have dragged her down into a tight three-way race with lawyer Danny Tarkanian and former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who has won the endorsement of the Tea Party Express. A Democratic-funded poll released last week showed Angle edging out Lowden, with Tarkanian in third place. It was the first time in months that...
  • Sharron Angle Is The Only Real Choice For Nevadans

    05/22/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by writer33 · 20 replies · 376+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 05/22/10 | Chris Davis
    There is no doubt that Sharron Angle is the only real choice for Nevadans, and for Americans. She is the conservative heavy weight in the race for the U.S. Senate. It could be said that the clouds have lifted with a chance for the sun to shine on “The Silver State.” It could also be said that America’s strength is directly proportionate to its conservative members in Congress. And with Sharron Angle in the U.S. Senate, America will clearly be a stronger, more vibrant Nation. Sharron Angle isn’t just talk. She’s actually got a record to prove that she’s conservative.
  • Poll: Angle Leads In NV-SEN Republican Primary

    05/20/2010 1:19:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 537+ views
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
    A new Patriot Majority/Public Policy Polling (D) survey of Nevada finds that former state Rep. Sharron Angle leads in the Republican primary for Senate, over establishment candidate and former state Sen. Sue Lowden and former UNLV basketball player Danny Tarkanian. The numbers: Angle 29%, Lowden 26%, Tarkanian 24%, followed by state Rep. Chad Christensen and businessman John Chachas at 5% each. The poll of likely GOP primary voters has a ±3.8% margin of error. A recent Mason-Dixon poll showed Angle surging into second place, trailing Lowden by 30%-25%, with Tarkanian at 22%. Lowden began the primary as the establishment favorite,...
  • Under Fire, Team Lowden Points Out Harry Reid’s Past FEC Violations

    05/20/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Nevada News Bureau ^ | 052010 | Elizabeth Crumm
    Three days after #busgate broke, this fiery missive from Team Lowden: Harry’s History with the FEC Harry Reid has had Several FEC Complaints Filed Against Him Throughout His Career – and on At Least Two of Them He was Found in Violation by the FEC. GOP Frontrunner Sue Lowden: Harry Reid deploys dirty tricks for a media stunt against me, but he is the candidate who has a history of abusing campaign finance laws. (Las Vegas, NV) — Today, Nevada businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden responded to Harry Reid’s history of FEC investigations and violations. According to the...
  • Democratic New York senator Chuck Schumer is poised to become majority leader

    05/20/2010 5:55:14 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 31 replies · 1,055+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2010 | Jason Horowitz
    On Mother's Day, Chuck Schumer delivered two commencement speeches upstate, flew back to Brooklyn to eat dinner with his wife, mother and daughters and at 7:38 p.m. toted a briefcase into his midtown office for the political ritual known as the Sunday press conference. Picking his way through a line of television cameramen, he joked: "It's like football. No holes. Can't get through," then settled into his habitual spot between a lectern and a ratty blue curtain. "The Times Square car bomb should be a wake-up call for the administration," Schumer said into a bouquet of microphones, demanding that President...
  • Club For Growth Endorses Sharron Angle In Nevada Senate Race

    05/19/2010 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 25 replies · 768+ views
    rttnews ^ | May 19, 2010 | RTT Staff Writer
    Club For Growth Endorses Sharron Angle In Nevada Senate Race 5/19/2010 3:43 PM ET (RTTNews) -  The fiscally conservative Club for Growth announced Wednesday that it is backing former Republican state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle in Nevada's U.S. Senate race. Club President Chris Chocola said, "Sharron Angle is everything a pro-growth, limited-government, economic conservative could ask for, and everything Washington and the country need right now." "She was the undisputed fiscal conservative leader in the Nevada State Assembly, and she has the courage and skill to step into the same role in the U.S. Senate," he added. "Sharron Angle is the true economic...
  • Reid blames the “greed” of BP and Bush for oil spill

    05/17/2010 12:49:39 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 56 replies · 1,221+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/17/10 | jeff j
    The “greed” of BP executives led directly to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) charged Monday. Reid linked the oil spill to the mistakes of Wall Street during a floor speech on financial reform… He continued: “Their greed led to 11 horrific and unnecessary deaths. It has harmed an enormous tourism industry, threatened business at countless fisheries and disrupted life for many along the Gulf Coast. As the pollution grows worse, those consequences will only compound.” The Senate head also took a shot at the Bush administration.
  • Harry Reid Blames “GREED” for Gulf Oil Spill (VIDEO)

    05/17/2010 6:07:30 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 12 replies · 214+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 05/17/2010 | Conservative Fun House
    Senator Reid says that greed is to blame for the 11 deaths and massive oil spill in the gulf. (see video) I just find it funny (and sad) that this is said just a day after Obama demanded that the finger pointing needed to stop. I guess that did not include them.
  • STUNNING: Tea Party Backed Republican Jumps 35% in 1 Month! (Sharron Angle-FOX 5-Las Vegas)

    05/15/2010 8:39:58 PM PDT · by Syncro · 49 replies · 2,465+ views
    OurCountryPAC-Tea Party Express ^ | May 15, 2010 | Staff
    <p>STUNNING: Tea Party Backed Republican Jumps 35% in 1 Month!</p> <p>The Washington Examiner reports that "Angle has risen to second place with 25 percent, [Sue] Lowden is first with 30 percent, and [Danny] Tarkanian continues to fade with 22 percent.</p>
  • U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGNS: Outside funding crucial to race , Nevada, SEIU, Reid

    05/15/2010 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 051510 | Linda Meyers
    That "Chickens for Checkups" ad, which pokes fun at Sue Lowden for saying people can barter with doctors, should wear a union label or maybe a Democratic Party bumper sticker. Most of the $300,000 spent so far on the sharp TV attack comes from U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's biggest backers, who are seeing some success in tearing down his toughest Republican foe and influencing the GOP primary. And those $300,000 in campaign ads calling Sharron Angle the best conservative choice in the U.S. Senate race -- according to the Tea Party movement fighting the political establishment -- should come with...
  • Palin: 'Mama grizzlies' will take back US

    05/14/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT · by nj26 · 42 replies · 1,497+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/14/2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says "mama grizzles" will punish Washington in November's midterm elections. Palin on Friday told an anti-abortion rights group that women will lead a Republican wave and stop the Democratic agenda. She also criticized President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Palin said female activists - "mama grizzlies," she calls them - will help the party "take this country back."
  • CA-Sen. 2010: Palin Defends Fiorina Endorsement at SBA List Breakfast (RINO Alert)

    05/14/2010 11:17:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 1,001+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2010-05-14 | Joseph Lawler
    Sarah Palin started off her keynote speech at at this morning's Susan B. Anthony List "Celebration of Life" breakfast in downtown Washington D.C. with a defense of her endorsement of Republican California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. Palin justified picking Fiorina over the other Republicans in the primary race by remarking that "anyone bold enough to proclaim their pro-life stance -- or pro-NRA stance in a deep blue state" like California is "the real deal" when it comes to pro-life credentials.
  • Reid Meets With Bank Of America Ceo Brian Moynihan About Doing More To Help Nevada Homeowners

    05/13/2010 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Harry Reid ^ | 051310 | Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan to discuss the need for Bank of America to improve the way they do business in Nevada. As one of the largest mortgage servicers in Nevada, Bank of America has failed to provide adequate help to Nevada homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes. While Reid has been one of the bank’s most vocal critics, he is pleased with the progress that came from the meeting. “I am glad Bank of America has finally agreed to step up and provide this much-needed assistance,”...
  • FDIC v. Tarkanian et al to Move to U.S. District Court - Reid up to no good???

    05/13/2010 9:42:31 AM PDT · by Fred · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Nevada News Bureau ^ | 051310 | Elizabeth Crumm
    Now that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has taken possession of La Jolla Bank, FSB (as of February 19, 2010), there will be a venue (jurisdiction) change in the Tarkanian foreclosure case from Superior Court in San Diego County – where the agreements in question were originally entered – to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. The Notice of Removal was filed by the FDIC on May 6, 2010. A quick refresher on the case: Danny Tarkanian, along with a number of family members and associates, was/is a guarantor on promissory notes associated with two Las Vegas properties,...
  • Politicians take sides in suit of unpaid CityCenter workers - Reid Donors Stiff Contractors

    05/12/2010 7:59:10 PM PDT · by Fred · 5 replies · 303+ views
    KTNV 13 Nevada ^ | 051210 | KTNV
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - One political hopeful is taking sides and pointing fingers saying while Senator Reid is quick to call up banks on behalf of MGM-Mirage, when small businesses are in trouble, he's pretty quiet. Several sub-contractors are teaming up with Perini Building Company in a lawsuit stating MGM-Mirage still owes them close to $500 million for their work. "Their families, their children, their business are at stake," says Sue Lowden in a press conference on the steps of the Lloyd George Federal Building. Several politicians hailed it's completion as monumental to bringing more jobs to Las Vegas,...
  • Reid Phones Crist: A Sign of Cooperation?

    05/10/2010 9:49:54 AM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies · 370+ views
    WSJ ^ | 051010 | WSJ
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed a phone call late last week to Florida’s newly independent Senate candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist, and some Crist allies are taking it as a sign of cooperation to come. According to people familiar with the call, the Nevada Democrat was just wishing Crist well. But coming as Republicans from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are railing against Crist for his policy stances and decision to bolt their party’s primary, Reid apparently sees an opening –- and possibly another vote for a Democratic majority leader next year in what...
  • Some (most) big corporations may dump workers into health-care 'exchanges'

    05/08/2010 5:38:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 1,038+ views
    kansas city (dead) star ^ | 5/8/2010 | E. Thomas McClanahan
    During the health care debate, many critics charged that companies would find it's cheaper to offload their workers into the government-mandated health care exchanges and pay the required fine. Documents requesed by Congress show that some companies are thinking about doing just that. [M]any large companies are examining a course that was heretofore unthinkable, dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government. That would dismantle the employer-based system that has reigned since World War II. It would also seem to contradict President Obama's statements that Americans who like their...
  • Retire Harry Reid Blog - Harry Pimps for Wall Street

    05/08/2010 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Fred · 1 replies · 110+ views
    The Retire Harry Reid Blog ^ | 050910 | The Retire Harry Reid Blog
    “If Republicans are “making love to Wall Street,” as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., puts it, one wonders if there’s a printable description for Reid’s torrid affair with the financial sector.
  • Reid rejects Wall St money during reform battle - What about Wall St Lobbyists?

    05/07/2010 3:30:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters ^ | 050710 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to stop accepting campaign money from Wall Street firms while the financial reform battle continues in the Senate, his office said on Friday.
  • Harry Reid carrying Wall Street's love child

    05/06/2010 9:09:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies · 315+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 050710 | Timothy P. carney
    If Republicans are "making love to Wall Street," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., puts it, one wonders if there's a printable description for Reid's torrid affair with the financial sector. Reid's slur was the standard Democratic attack -- that Republicans, by opposing regulations, are whoring for the big banks. It's a dishonest attack, belied by basic facts, but President Obama and other Democrats get away with it. But look between the sheets, and you'll see it's Reid in bed with Wall Street. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Harry-Reid-carrying-Wall-Street_s-love-child-92979784.html#ixzz0nDINZIgN
  • (Dingy Harry) Reid's campaign team mining plenty of dirt of the GOP front-runner Sue Lowden

    05/05/2010 8:17:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 721+ views
    Ely News ^ | 5/05/10 | LAURA MYERS
    Reid's campaign team mining plenty of dirt of the GOP front-runner Sue LowdenBy LAURA MYERS Stephens Media Published on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Digging up dirt on opponents is a tried and true tactic on both sides of the political aisle. And the Nevada Democratic Party and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's opposition research shop have been working overtime for months to get the goods on Sue Lowden, the GOP front-runner in the race who has lots to pick over as a casino executive who with her husband, Paul, has run several properties. In the latest bid to go after Lowden,...
  • Reid: GOP is 'making love to Wall Street'

    05/05/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 41 replies · 595+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Republicans Wednesday of “making love to Wall Street.” Reid charged that Republicans are stalling action on a Wall Street reform bill because “they are having difficulty determining how they’re going to continue making love to Wall Street” by resisting banking regulation. The sweeping Wall Street reform bill had stalled on the Senate floor because of a partisan disagreement over how to handle amendments, though shortly after Reid’s comments, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) announced a breakthrough in negotiations. The deal Dodd struck with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking member on...
  • Big Pharma Loves Harry Reid

    05/01/2010 1:26:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies · 429+ views
    WSJ ^ | 051010 | WSJ review and outlook
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is down in the polls and fighting for re-election, so he's lucky to have a wealthy, new benefactor in his corner. The unions? The greens? Try the drug industry. A new TV ad is up in Mr. Reid's home state praising the Democrat for creating "good Nevada jobs," expanding "clean energy" and providing "tax credits for small business." Moreover, "thanks to Harry Reid's leadership, if you change or lose your job, you can keep your health care coverage." The ad encourages viewers to call Mr. Reid's office, where no doubt they will be routed to...
  • "Joe The Plumber" Endorses Sharron Angle for U.S.Senate!

    04/30/2010 1:36:44 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 30, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com "Joe The Plumber" Endorses Sharron Angle for U.S.Senate!In a major development in the campaign to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his campaign for re-election, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher - best known as "Joe The Plumber" has endorsed conservative Republican, Sharron Angle, in her campaign for U.S. Senate to Defeat Harry Reid.The endorsement of Angle by "Joe The Plumber" is taking place at a Tea Party Express news conference in Las Vegas at the Orleans hotel this morning.  A video of the endorsement of Angle can be seen here:...
  • Harry Reid is running out of options on Health Care

    04/30/2010 12:04:40 PM PDT · by Fred · 5 replies · 668+ views
    Politico Op Ed ^ | 0423010 | Sue Lowden
    As unemployment numbers in Nevada soar, and Sen. Harry Reid's approval ratings sink, the Senate majority leader is running out of options to market his government-run health care scheme. Reid knows his new health care entitlement plan is so unpopular in Nevada that he and his liberal allies attacked me for revealing at a town hall meeting that many patients and doctors in our state have bartered, bargained and negotiated for their health care services at reduced costs. Bartering, chickens and goats: these three words have put me at the epicenter of talk shows, late night TV and political commentary....
  • Courtesy of Sue Lowden: A chicken in every doctor's pot

    04/30/2010 8:14:53 AM PDT · by americanophile · 20 replies · 869+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    If you haven't heard the name Sue Lowden, brace yourself. She is a Republican who might well become a U.S. senator from Nevada, and judging by her idea for containing health-care costs -- critics call it "chickens for check-ups" -- she threatens to make Sarah Palin sound like some kind of pointy-headed policy wonk. Yes, I said chickens. There is a larger point to be made about the kind of thinking, or non-thinking, that Lowden exemplifies. But first, it's my duty to recap her perilous foray into health-care policy, which sounds like a good premise for a Monty Python sketch....
  • Reid Grills 'Chicken' for Health Care Comments By Republican Challenger

    04/30/2010 4:07:27 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies · 605+ views
    FOX News ^ | 04/30/10 | Staff
    Sen. Harry Reid and his Democratic allies are unleashing relentless attacks on Lowden for her comments that Americans should pay doctors with chickens to bring the costs of health care down. Republican Sue Lowden may hold a commanding lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the polls in the Nevada Senate race, but Reid is determined to make her chickens come home to roost. Reid and his Democratic allies are unleashing relentless attacks on Lowden for her comments that Americans should pay doctors with chickens to bring the costs of health care down.
  • US Democrats to unveil immigration overhaul plan

    04/29/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 2,376+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/29/10 | Jordi Zamora
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Senate Democrats were Thursday to unveil their blueprint for overhauling US immigration policy, piling pressure on Republicans on a volatile issue set to shape November mid-term elections. The issue has gained new prominence with passage of a stringent new law in Arizona, which critics say enshrines racial profiling in the border state and rights groups have vowed to fight in court. Few analysts predict an overhaul to clear the US Congress this year, with US unemployment near 10 percent, and anger at an estimated 10.8 undocumented immigrants in a nation of about 309 million people. ......
  • Is it Really Over for Harry Reid? Will Nevada Actually Eject Reid From his Senate Seat?

    04/29/2010 2:38:41 PM PDT · by Fred · 14 replies · 871+ views
    CBS News Opinion ^ | 042910 | Ed Kilgore
    A late twist has been the reaction of Nevada Republicans to the draconian Arizona legislation requiring law-enforcement officials to demand proof of citizenship from people who raise “reasonable suspicion” that they are in the country illegally. Sandoval, who is Latino, immediately endorsed the Arizona law, indicating where he thinks his own political bread is buttered. Gibbons took a different tack, arguing that Nevada’s non-border location makes such tactics unnecessary. The third major candidate, former North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon, who is trying to undercut Gibbons from the right, drew cheers during a recent candidates' debate for taking the following...
  • Joe Lieberman is hosting a fundraiser for Harry Reid May 2nd at 5pm in Greenwich

    04/28/2010 8:37:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 792+ views
    www.RightPrinciples.com ^ | April 28,2010 | Bob MacGuffie
    Greetings from Right Principles: Yes, Joe Lieberman is hosting a fundraiser for Harry Reid this Sunday, May 2nd at 5pm in Greenwich. We intend to give him the appropriate welcome out front. The event is at the home of a supporter, Dan Ciporin at the following location: 27 Meadow Lane (between Zaccheus Mead and Pecksland) Greenwich, CT 06831 The location is a country road just south of the Merritt Pkwy off exit 27. There is some parking on the street and surrounding streets but there is an elementary school parking lot about a half mile away and we will also...
  • Election 2010: Nevada Senate, Reid’s Support Still Hovers Around 40%

    04/29/2010 2:23:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 042910 | Rasmussen Reports
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s support remains frozen again this month around 40%, while two of his chief Republican opponents continue to draw over 50% of the vote in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Reid earning 39% to 41% support, depending on his opponent, well below the 50% safe mark for incumbents. His numbers are virtually identical to findings in the previous survey earlier this month and in line with surveys since last fall when his support began trending down. Reid, who is seeking a fifth term in the...
  • Vile subhuman excrescence on the body politic to raise money for Reid - Lieberman??

    04/28/2010 11:19:58 AM PDT · by Fred · 4 replies · 272+ views
    The Las Vegas Gleaner ^ | 042810 | Las Vegas Gleaner
    Fighting to save his seat in what many pundits have listed as a toss-up race in his home state of Nevada, Reid asked Lieberman to do a fundraiser for him. Yes, yes, everyone in the United States Senate is filthy and disgusting, and the health care legislation probably should have included some provision wherein Senators must convene via individual environmentally isolated spheres so as to prevent a concentration of scuz setting off a bio-chemical reaction worse than the plague and pig flu combined. Goes without saying.